April 2020

Wed
15
Apr
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Post Office still serving community in time of need

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

The United States Post Office continues to serve residents of the area through the COVID-19 shutdown.  The U.S. Post Office lobby in Benson is open like normal, although patrons are asked to keep their social distance and stagger their turns at the lobby desk.

In addition, the U.S. Postal Service is doing its part to keep contact among employees, and between customers and employees to a minimum.

“We’ve been reinforcing workplace behaviors to ensure that contact among our employees and with our customers reflects the best guidance regarding healthy interactions, social distancing, and risk minimization,” said Nicole Hill, Customer Relations Coordinator, St. Paul Postmasters Office.  “We have implemented measures at retail facilities and mail processing facilities to ensure appropriate social distancing.”

Wed
15
Apr
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$1.5 million levy passes with strong support

District 777 residents cast absentee ballots at the Swift County Courthouse Saturday.

Updated 4-16-20

With 78 percent of those casting ballots voting yes, either in person or absentee, the District 777 $1.5 million levy for the construction of a new sports facility easily passed Tuesday. The unofficial vote was 671 for and 191 against. In all, 862 votes were cast.

Voting this spring had a heavy emphasis on casting absentee ballots in light of the deadly and highly contagious coronavirus sweeping the country. The goal was to keep people from having to mingle with others while casting ballots.

Mon
13
Apr
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SEOC UPDATE #19: PEACETIME STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 13

Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order today extending Minnesota’s peacetime state of emergency another 30 days until May 13.

Thu
09
Apr
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SEOC UPDATE #17: STATE OFFICIALS CONTINUE FOCUSING ON PREPARING HOSPITALS FOR PREDICTED SURGE OF COVID-19 PATIENTS

Increasing surge capacity at Minnesota hospitals, accumulating more personal protective equipment (PPE) and establishing alternate care sites remain the top priorities for officials working in the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).  

Thu
09
Apr
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Gary K. Vergin

 

Gary K. Vergin, 65, of Willmar, died Friday, April 3rd as the result of a semi accident due to icy roads on highway 12 just east of Willmar.  His memorial service will be held at a later date at Word of Faith Family Church in Willmar.  Funeral arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.  www.hafh.org.  

 

Wed
08
Apr
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CITY OF BENSON BOARD OF REVIEW- VIRTUAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review of the City of Benson, MN in Swift County will be held at 5:30 pm on Monday, April 20, 2020, via telephone conference call for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said City for the year 2020 for taxes payable in 2021. Persons are also able to call the County Assessor at 320-842-5891 prior to the meeting for an informal review. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to call the City Clerks’ office 320-843-4775 in order to be placed on the agenda of said meeting, and show cause of having such assessment corrected.
 
To connect with the virtual meeting:
 
Dial-in number (US): (425) 436-6384
(Message and data rates may apply.)
Access code: 457987#
Online meeting ID: glenpederson
Join the online meeting:

Wed
08
Apr
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ASSESSMENT NOTICE-TORNING TOWNSHIP

Notice is hereby given, that the Board of Review of the Town of Torning in Swift County, Minnesota, will meet at the office of the clerk in said Benson Fire Hall at 9 o’clock A.M. on Wednesday the 22nd day of April, 2020 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said Town for the year 2020. All persons considering themselves aggrieved  by said assessment, or who wish to complain that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting and show cause of having such assessment corrected.  Any questions call 1-612-300-1122.
Roman Kalthoff
Clerk of the Town of Torning

Wed
08
Apr
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ASSESSMENT NOTICE-MARYSLAND TOWNSHIP

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review of the Town of Marysland in Swift County, Minnesota will be having a virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 1:00 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said Town for the year 2020.  There will be no in-person appeals. Marysland Township will only accept appeals in writing or electronically.  Written appeals can be sent to Cheryl Beyer/275 130th Ave. SW/Danvers, MN 56231, electronically to cdbeyer@fedtel.net or assessor@co.swift.mn.us
Joining the meeting can be done from computer, tablet or smartphone using the following link:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/114025477
or by phone by calling 669-224-3412.  Access code is 114-025-477.
Cheryl Beyer
Marysland Clerk

Wed
08
Apr
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ASSESSMENT NOTICE-KILDARE TOWNSHIP

The Board of Review for Kildare Township will take place on April 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the DeGraff Activity Center. The purpose of this meeting is to review and correct assessment of taxable property in said township.
Bill Bridgland, Clerk
Kildare Township

Wed
08
Apr
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ASSESSMENT NOTICE-CLONTARF TOWNSHIP

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Board of Review-of the Township of Clontarf in Swift County, Minnesota, will meet at the Office of the Clerk in said Fire Hall at 2:30 o’clock, P.M. on Thursday the 23rd day of April, 2020 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said Township for the year of 2020. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting, and show cause of having such assessment corrected.
  No complaint that another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person so assessed, or his agent, shall have been notified of such complaint.

Given under my hand this 7th day of April, 2020.
Anne Schirmer
Clerk of the Township of Clontarf

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